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Katharine McLaughlin

Senior Communications Officer

External Affairs and Communications

Health, Human Services

As a senior communications officer at The Kresge Foundation, Katharine McLaughlin leads strategic communications for the foundation’s national Health and Human Services Programs. In this role, she supports initiatives focused on issues such as climate change, health equity, equitable food-oriented development, healthy housing, community safety and public health leadership.

Before joining Kresge, she served as communications director at the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York. Earlier in her career, Kate managed public and media relations at SUNY Erie Community College and was editor of the Cheektowaga Bee newspaper.

A native of Buffalo, New York, she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications and a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from St. Bonaventure University.